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Old 05-03-21, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by 70sSanO View Post
Old cantilever brakes need to be setup with a “toe-in” brake pad. Most people use a coin... dime, penny, nickel, or a washer or anything that will hold the rear of the brake pad further from the rim than the front.

I’ve never found that one setup lasts the life of the brake pads. When they start to squeal, you have to re-visit the setup.

Sometimes cleaning the pads and rim will help, but it has always required tweaks as the pads wear.

Awesome, I'll look into that. Is it possible that the salmon Kool Stop pads are meant for wet conditions and as such as squeaky in the dry? I know their road salmon pads are meant for wet conditions, but there is no indication on the box for the MTB ones I bought.
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